- File Size: 7721 KB
- Print Length: 112 pages
- Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation; Revised edition (August 1, 1997)
- Publication Date: August 1, 1997
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B001RF3U18
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #429,547 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Christopher Parkening Guitar Method - Volume 1: Guitar Technique Kindle Edition
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The music is arranged in a logical order, getting progressively more difficult through the book, including several duets for student and teacher. Every piece is appropriate for a beginner, and no piece involves anything that has not been taught.
The book ends with Mr Parkening's own views on what a musician should try to achieve. Although I do not share his Christian faith, I found his views stimulating and inspiring.
This book is so good that the only negative comment that I have is that it would be even better if spiral bound to lie open on a music stand.
UPDATE: The book is now issued with a spiral binding. Thank you to Henry for pointing this out, and to Hal Leonard for making the change.
It is nice to have the photographs of hand positions, but most of the photographs here are vanity shots of the author and superfluous, in my opinion. In fact, I think this book's raison d'etre is to attach a celebrity guitarist's name to a method book. Sorry if that sounds cynical, but the most famous guitarists are not necessarily the best teachers.
I was dissapointed in the obvious and unrewarding "supplemental pieces" and the lack of specific guidance about when to use rest stroke or free stroke, for example.
No, if I had to choose one, I'd certainly recommend the venerable and time-tested Aaron Shearer method. Don't misunderstand me, however: the Parkening book will suffice.
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My daughter plays guitar and uses the classical method. She used the sound innovations for guitar book to teach her students for the longest time, but often found the book... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
This method of learning right and left hand separately and then putting them together made it easy for me to learn.Published 1 month ago by Avid reader
This book is fantastic. The person it was for is zooming right along enjoying daily self-taught lessons from this book. Beautiful to listen to.Published 1 month ago by MelC
My new guitar teacher said "bring in your books, let's see if we can use any of them." I had three. This one, he pulled aside. "My favorite! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Joanna D.
This is a very useful book. I am a beginner, so my review might not mean much. I would suggest getting guitar lessons because the instructor can help you understand the material... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mike
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